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Malia Obama to attend Harvard in 2017 after taking year off

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:51

Malia Obama to attend Harvard in 2017 after taking year offPresident Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before attending Harvard University in 2017.


New tests lead to Phoenix freeway shooting case's undoing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:34

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2015 file photo, a sign displays a shooter tip line above Interstate 10 in Phoenix. After weeks of random shootings on Phoenix freeways that rattled residents, police believed they had their man when they arrested Leslie Merritt Jr. Seven months later the entire case fell apart, leading to his release, the dismissal of charges and allegations of a botched investigation. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)PHOENIX (AP) — Leslie Merritt Jr. sat in a police interrogation room, unaware of why he had just been swarmed by SWAT officers and whisked away in handcuffs.


Longtime chef: Prince fought throat, stomach pains recently

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:12

In this April 30, 2016 photo, chef Ray Roberts, who runs multiple Peoples Organic restaurants with his wife in the Twin Cities, prepares meals at his Edina, Minn., location. Roberts was the personal chef for music megastar Prince until he was found dead on April 21, 2016. “It felt like he wasn’t himself probably the last month or two,” Roberts said. “I think he was just struggling with being sick a lot.” (AP Photo/Kevin Burbach)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — On stage, Prince was still captivating audiences at recent performances in Australia and California. He hosted a pop-up party at his Paisley Park studio, and there were few outward signs in his final months that anything was wrong.


Schumer: Probe billboards using phone data to track shoppers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:03
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. senator is calling for a federal investigation into an outdoor advertising company's latest effort to target billboard ads to specific consumers.

Police: Well-known Florida couple die in murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 22:28
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police say a well-known St. Petersburg couple has died in their home in a murder-suicide.

Undeterred by rescues, novelist ready to set sail again

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 22:03

FILE-In this June 13, 2015, file photo, Michael Hurley, a South Carolina author who lost his storm-battered sailboat on a failed Atlantic crossing, left, poses for a photo with Maine Maritime Academy junior Gabrielle Wells on the stern of the training vessel State of Maine, in Portland, Maine. Hurley used some experiences from his rescue last summer by a Maine Maritime Academy training ship for his new book, "The Passage." The book goes on sale June 1. (AP Photo/David Sharp, File)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A novelist who was twice rescued from storm-battered sailboats hopes his next adventure lacks in such drama.


Runners cross finish line at Broad Street Run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 21:49

Rain does not stop runners at Broad Street RunRunners have crossed the finish line at 37th annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run.


Saudi Binladin Group employees set fire to buses in protest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 21:46

FILE- In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, Muslim pilgrims walk outside the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Employees at giant construction firm, the Saudi Binladin Group, have set fire to more than seven company buses to protest a reportedly large round of looming layoffs and not being paid their salaries for months. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy, File)RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Employees at the Saudi Binladin Group, a construction giant, have set fire to more than seven company buses in the latest protest by disgruntled staff over not being paid salaries for months and a large round of reported layoffs.


Broad Street Run begins; course map, SEPTA detours, spectator info

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 20:39

Rain does not stop runners at Broad Street RunThe 37th annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run has begun.


James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 20:14

 Seeking to build a safer gunDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that path.


New photos of Princess Charlotte mark 1st birthday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 19:50

New photos of Princess Charlotte mark 1st birthdayKensington Palace officials have released new photos of Princess Charlotte ahead of her first birthday.


Obama out: President takes last shots at official Washington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 19:34

 President takes last shots at official WashingtonEven though President Barack Obama and his wife can't wait to get out of the White House, being a lame duck can hurt a guy.


Course map, SEPTA detours, spectator info for Broad Street Run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 19:28

Broad Street Run begins; course map, SEPTA detours, spectator infoEverything you need to know for the 37th annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run.


Road closures, SEPTA detours for Broad Street Run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 19:19

Broad Street Run begins; course map, SEPTA detours, spectator infoEverything you need to know for the 37th annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run.


Obama torches Trump at his final Washington correspondents' dinner

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 19:00

President Barack Obama waves at the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner in WashingtonBy Megan Cassella WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday took aim at Democrats and Republicans alike in his final appearance headlining the star-studded White House correspondents' dinner, but saved his sharpest barbs for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. "The Republican establishment is incredulous that he's their most likely nominee," Obama told attendees at the black-tie event, which brought together journalists and media moguls with Hollywood stars and power brokers from Capitol Hill and beyond. "They say Donald lacks the foreign policy experience to be president.


Watchdog looks to counter new chemical weapons threats

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 17:57

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2014 file photo, OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu talks during a press conference, in Rome. With about 92 percent of the world’s declared chemical weapons destroyed, the watchdog overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is looking at how to counter emerging threats while still dealing with unfinished business in Syria. The OPCW is marking the anniversary of the entry into force of the Chemical Weapons Convention with a conference focusing on chemical security in a future in which extremists and criminals seem more likely than nations to launch attacks. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — With about 92 percent of the world's declared chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed, the watchdog agency overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is looking now to counter emerging threats from extremist groups while still dealing with unfinished business in Syria.


Trump backers yell foul over loss at Arizona GOP convention

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 17:46

Former Gov. Jan Brewer attends the Arizona Republican 2016 state convention at the Mesa Convention Center Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Cheryl Evans/The Arizona Republic via AP)PHOENIX (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pulled out a strategic victory at the Arizona Republican Party convention, nailing down a large majority of delegates to the national convention amid cheating accusations from backers of businessman Donald Trump.


Brussels Airport departure hall reopens after deadly attacks

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 16:26
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Brussels Airport is reopening its departure hall for the first time since deadly Islamic extremist attacks on March 22.

US Geological Survey records small earthquake in W. Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 15:31
LA CENTER, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a small earthquake in western Kentucky.

More funerals ahead for victims in Ohio shooting massacre

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 14:27
PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — The long goodbyes continued for eight members of a rural Ohio family killed more than a week ago with a funeral for a young mother as authorities remained silent in what they've said will be a lengthy investigation.